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By Shobha Rao -
This was the first time I have encountered stories relating to the period of the Partition between India and Pakistan in 1947, and what ...Read Review
By Prue Leith -
England before the Second World War, and we follow Laura, the youngest of three siblings with two brothers each born a decade apart, ...Read Review
By Kate Beaufoy -
As the layers within this story unfold, the reader becomes engrossed in the recent history of Edie together with the historical discoveries she ...Read Review
By Rachel Billington -
This year all the remembrances of the beginning of hostilities between the major players in the First World War are honouring 100 years of ...Read Review
By Kate Furnivall -
Orphaned at a young age, Dodi has secured her independence in the Bahamian capital Nassau, working as a waitress with her own beachside ...Read Review
By Fiona McIntosh -
Having read The Lavender Keeper, the first in this series, I was interested to follow the developments in the story surrounding Luc and ...Read Review
By Mary Fitzgerald -
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor has been given the opportunity to travel to the Loire Valley on French-language exchange in the 1950s. Coming from a remote ...Read Review
By Peter Ackroyd -
Published 2013Published 2014
Separated by exactly one year from each other in birth date, Harry, Daniel and Sam are no ordinary brothers. As different in personality ...Read Review
By Mary Fitzgerald -
It would be a very cynical individual who could not empathise with Richard Wilde, the narrator in this tale. Throughout a rich and ...Read Review
By Simon Sebag Montefiore -
In Russia of 1945, Stalin is continuing to dominate the political scene, and all Russians live with the underlying fear of arrest, interrogation and ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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